Something special is happening today in the blog: Well-Groomed has teamed up with Dyson to talk about a dream space at the couple’s nest. Even better, you’ve got a chance to win a Dyson DC59 Motorhead for your own dream space (details at the end of the post!)
First, what guy wouldn’t want to have a space for all his gears and toys, to lounge with our buddies on college football Saturday? Now that, to me, is a dream space. But I’m over the overly themed look, a catalog of Red Sox memorabilia type room … Let’s talk about how to turn a standard stereotype man-cave to a sophisticated, modern gentleman-cave – without forgetting our own personalities, whether it’s music, movie or Star Wars geek, surf dude, tech nerd, or a USC fan like myself….
Here are the 4 essentials to consider when creating a dream gentleman-cave:
Yes, our dream space should reflect who we are
Start by defining your style. If you’re here, most likely you’re someone who care about how you look. Whether you are laid back, preppy or classy, your space and the design elements in it should reflect that as well.
Build the play, fun and function
The idea about this space is to have fun! For me, part of building the fun includes the following lively luxuries like a fridge – fully stocked with
six packs drinks, a wine cooler / storage, plasma TV (note that plasma is a must!), XBOX 1 – or any game console of your choice, second plasma TV + Tivo + cable – hey, we’re multi-taskers, right guys?, high speed internet + bad ass wireless router gateway to keep us fully connected, a complete home console stereo instrument – gotta be wireless though, because we try to #cutthecord , constant cool air, computers, laptop, tablet, kick ass laser printer, and charging stations in all 4 sides of the walls. In short: hard-core gadgets all in one place – add a pool table as you wish.
The thoughtful details
Preserving our passion, collection of pride and joy, can be done in unexpected yet classy ways. Put together your curios and memorabilia in uniform frames for a cohesive look. Creating a wall art is one approach, but if you’re not careful, it can quickly feel like a museum. I like narrative, mixing it up with family and friends’ photos. Think of it as a way to tell a story, incorporate moments that you share with loved ones.
3 Cs: Comfortable, Clutter-free, and Clean
Everything about this dream space should feel effortless. Fosho, we need a super couch to relax. I’m not really a leather person, but I’m looking for a clean, modern lines, and deep seatings with down feather filling. But it’s not just about the couch – it’s the whole environment. Too many things create clutter and it’s the opposite of the relaxing virtues that we want in the dream man-cave. The narrative approach to displaying my mementos above is a great way to filter and be more organized. I get to pick the most incredible and heart pumping experiences – and rotate them once in a while for a change. The rest should be stored neatly in boxes or closed cabinets.
What a blast we’re going to have!
Now, how can you win a Dyson DC59 Motorhead – valued at $600, you ask?
Easy, peasy! Follow these 2 easy steps:
1. Visit this page to learn all about Dyson DC59 Motorhead #cutthecord
2. Come back to Well-Groomed and leave a comment below this post, answering the question: “What is your dream space and what Dyson DC59 Motorhead feature do you enjoy the most?”
This campaign runs until Aug 17, 2014 and is a collaboration amongst several blogs. US residents only. One winner will be randomly selected by the comment they leave on one of the blogs participating in this campaign. The winner will be announced Monday, August 18th, and will be notified through a response to his/her comment. Winner will have 5 business days (by 8/25/14) to submit email address, contact info and claim the prize.
Update: Winner has been chosen and the prize has been claimed. Thanks so much for participating!
| This post is sponsored by Dyson, but the man cave guide and must-haves are all the opinion of Mr. Well-Groomed |